No one should have to go hungry this Christmas.
It has been an incredibly tough year for many with an ever-increasing number of people unable to afford the food that they need to feed their families and themselves. Millions more people are being forced into food poverty in communities across the region, and are facing unprecedented levels of economic hardship. The rise in the cost of living has impacted food prices, which has meant that the demand for food this year has skyrocketed and this situation is likely to worsen over the winter.
FareShare North East works with the food industry to access surplus food, that would otherwise go to waste, and delivers it to a network of over 200 charities and community groups across the North East. Our groups use this food to feed hundreds of individuals and families who are experiencing financial hardship and struggling to feed their families.
The request for food assistance has grown significantly with more vulnerable people at risk of going hungry this Christmas. What we are hearing from the charities and community groups we support, is that the situation is only likely to worsen and many are worried they may not be able to meet the extra demand.
You can make a difference by donating to the Big Give this Christmas. Donations will go towards helping FareShare North East get at least 50,000 surplus meals, that would otherwise go to waste, out to thousands of individuals and families experiencing economic hardship. By donating between Tuesday November 29th to Tuesday 6th December your donation will be doubled.
Please donate now as no one should have to go hungry this Christmas. Thank you.